What is the oven temperature for Erin Mcdowell's ciabatta?

There seem to be some big differences between the article's suggestions and the actual recipe. The article says move dough to an oiled bowl and let rise; the recipe skips this step and goes straight to forming loaves and letting them rise. The recipe says to use a baking stone - no mention in the article. And nowhere is there a suggested temperature for the oven. I can reference other recipes to find answers, but it seems as if some clarification is needed in the recipe.

Bunnee Butterfield


Julie M. September 1, 2014
Hi there! Sorry for the confusion. The recipe should be updated to address these questions now.
Monita September 1, 2014
Here's an excerpt from the article that gives the oven temp and references the baking stone "Make your oven hot, and enlist help to do it. I put the ciabatta on a baking sheet for ease, but I still place that sheet on a baking stone to ensure even baking and a crisp bottom crust. Place the baking stone on a rack in the top third of the oven and turn the temperature up -- way up. I start at 475° F. If the loaf is browning too quickly, I lower the temperature to 400° F during baking."
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